School Summer Reading
 
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School:
 
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Sutton High School:
 
This year’s Summer Reading Program at Sutton Memorial High School is “One School, One Theme.” Students will have the ability to select a book of their choice that applies to the following theme:
 
In conjunction with our Student Council’s initiative of developing a school-wide theme for the year, we encourage all students to consider Mahatma Gandhi’s claim: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” From a book of your choice, discuss how this quote relates to a person, incident, theme, or message from within the book. Ultimately, find and example from within the work that showcases positive change. 
 
Students should select and read a book they feel is appropriate for the aforementioned prompt. Students should read the text, can take notes if it helps with comprehension, and be prepared to discuss their findings during the first week of school. Assessment will be administered by their English Language Arts teacher, and can range from a Socratic Seminar, group discussion, or presentation. Furthermore, the prompt will be addressed throughout the school year. 
 
Recommended Titles to Consider:
 
The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Whistler by John Grisham
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Fly Me by Daniel Riley
A Man Called Ove by F. Backman
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Darktown by Thomas Mullen
You will Know Me by Megan Abbott
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
 
As these books are appropriate for teenagers, many deal with mature content and themes. Parental discretion is advised. 
 
In closing, students should select a book worthy of high school literary merit that they have not completed in school. The above list is merely a suggestion of titles - there are countless books that will fit this year’s prompt. We also urge students to avoid selecting a book that is a major motion picture.   
 
If you have any further questions, please contact the High School directly.
 

 
Sutton Middle School:
 
  • All entering 6th grade students are required to read two books from this list and complete a worksheet for each novel.  
  • Copies of the books are available at the Library or you may request one through the online catalog by clicking here.  
  • Copies of the worksheet that students must complete can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
  • All entering 7th grade students are required to read two books from this list and complete a worksheet for each novel.  
  • Copies are available at the Library or you may request one through the online catalog by clicking here.  
  • Copies of the worksheet that students must complete can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
  • All entering 8th grade students are required to read two books from this list and complete a worksheet for each novel.  
  • Copies of the books are available at the Library or you may request one through the online catalog by clicking here.  
  • Copies of the worksheet that students must complete can be downloaded by clicking here.
 

If you have questions beyond the information provided here please contact the relevant school.